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. remember iraq? u rememberem -- yo libya? there are different believes. between the eu and the u.s., we have managed to keep things together. athink we would be offering victory on the silver platter to president putin if he allowed us within the eu or within the transit atlantic to be divided over a certain response. and i onlyte frankly mean that half seriously we can say that maybe, inc. you, president putin -- thank you, president putin, that there is a need to have a vibrant and active nato. somewhere beginning to think that maybe we do not need this organization that much anymore. you for mining as it is a good idea to look at have to diversify our energy sources. thank you, mr. president, for an essentialit is objective for the european union to speak with one voice and not only when things are calm, but particularly at times of a crisis. i was hoping we would not need this, but i still think it is very useful. of wake-up call is a? -- is it?hagel do you think there'll be any change in that dynamic? well, when i look at the situation, the wake up call should be while we were pursuing
guy. nobody disagrees with that. when we talk about libya, north africa, the arab spring, the popular rueful, the people wanted the dictator out -- however much we disagreed with them, he was duly elected. let ukrainian sandal that. syntel because he turned back to russia and away from the european union, we have to get back to what what makes our country strong. it just does not fly when we say that we really need to punish russia for doing something that we would probably do if it happened to us. host: those are presidential elections set for the ukraine on the 25th of may. there is the territorial phot on the 11th of may. on the 11th of may. alberta is in jacksonville, florida. make sure you mute your television or radio and go ahead. put you on hold and we will come back to you. also in jacksonville, philip. philip in jacksonville. we lost you. let's go back to alberta. i think you're getting a little confused. we will move onto to nancy in lagrange, georgia. caller: i hope i am still a democrat. i don't think the sanctions are effective. i heard on msnbc that mr. putin signed a c
the health care act. the situation in libya was a tinderbox. those brave people who volunteer to work for our safety and our security understood this. it is not the same thing as i'm not a crook. it is not the same thing as aluminum tubes and mushroom clouds. this is always a risk area when people go into a country to try to make peace or solve problems in a dysfunctional government and people are rebelling. yes, that film did have something do with it and there was coverage of it. it was two weeks in the new york times and the washington post that showed that it was already a very dangerous situation and this horrific, and moronic film that came out that degraded their god and their religion was all it took for them -- from situation to explode. i think it is time for us to move on and stop with the distractions and all of the division because that is what this party always does. they point the finger at the women, fear the enemy. upon the finger at the minority, they're are the enemy. they want to divide us. we have to start thinking for ourselves and realize that if we don't come together
critical of president obama's foreign policy, particularly in libya because africa daffy fell, -- after qadhafi fell, we did nothing to secure the country. senator mccain and a couple of others and myself, senator rubio, went in 2011 to libya and we said in an op-ed piece if we don't get rid of these militias, libya is going to become a safe haven for terrorists. and you have got to understand this about the benghazi consulate -- it had been previously attacked in april of 2012. the british ambassador had been attacked in june of 2012. the british closed their consulate. the red cross closed their office because they had been attacked, and we have got email traffic coming from libya to washington at the state department level saying in august -- saying on august 16, we cannot secure the benghazi consulate from a coordinated terrorist attack, and al qaeda flags are flying all over benghazi. what they did not want you to know was the consulate in benghazi was very unsecured, everyone else had left the town and that the numerous requests for security enhancements going back for months had
all they want. the fact of the matter is, at the time of the tragedy and even this day, libya is a very unstable situation post-revolution. the object is to do the best we can to try to change that dynamic to create a more stable government that provide security not only for us but also for its own people. a fair statement? >> absolutely. as i mentioned, since 2013, the u.s. has been planning in helping the libyan government with forces. our diplomats were involved with reaching out to civil society. it's a tough challenge. realize a lot of this is on the libyan shoulders. this country needs to reach a broad, political reconciliation among its faction before they can be in in a position to receive outside help. when i talk to people in the state department, there is a sense where there is a lack of partnership on a sense of the other side and you need that. they held elections in 2012 that, by all accounts, were relatively transparent and fair. they remain very pro-american, which has been contrasted to many other countries in the region. >> i want to thank all four of you for
-- that is not your testimony. thank you. if i understood your testimony, libya is a mess. it is a very unstable environment. that is the environment in which we are trying to work and which we were working at the time of the tragedy in benghazi. no amount of u.s. troops and security forces were going to change that environment. >> they will not change the fact the central government cannot exercise -- >> my friend in utah, i went to tripoli, not benghazi. the airport at the time, security was controlled by the militia and not the government. >> i am not aware of whether that is changed. >> that make one very uneasy about security? >> let's hope their friendly. but, it is obviously painful, transparent symbolism of the lack of any authority. i see you shaking your head as well. do you want to comment? >> i agree with you. >> that is also very important. the testimony the three of you have provided, which i appreciate. again, people can play politics with a tragedy all they want. the fact of the matter is, at the time of the tragedy and even this day, libya is a very unstable situation post-revol
, instability, and a new government, successes and failures of u.s. intervention in libya. the oversight committee's mission statement is that we exist to secure two fundamental principles. first, americans have a right to know that the money washington takes from them is well spent, and, second, americans deserve an efficient, effective government that works for them. our solemn responsibility is to hold government accountable to taxpayers. it is our job to work in partnership with citizen watchdogs to deliver the facts to the american people and bring reform to the federal bureaucracy. this is our mission. today the oversight committee convenes a fourth hearing related to the security situation in libya before, during, and after the september 11 terrorist attack which claimed the lives of four americans. the committee has previously brought forward important witnesses who offered new and enlightening testimony on security failures that forced the administration to walk back false claims about the nature of the terrorist attack. testimony of previous witnesses identified key questions i
, as we just confirmed, for the effort to get back libya on its feet, one of the things that has been encountered in the investigation of the state department conduct in libya is the overwhelming normalization, whether it be the attempt to reduce security personnel at diplomatic facilities or so-called normal levels or attempt to view the government of libya as normal host nation partners capable of providing protection like my colleague from texas just talked about. did you encounter this normalization philosophy during operation odyssey guard? >> yes, sir, i did. >> could you elaborate a little bit on that? >> yes. or instance, there was a desire to create a new normal within , which wasnment basically redefining of what i would consider sub-optimal. >> would you consider it hostile? >> yes, sir. ahead, continue. >> the hostile environment we were dealing with, our interaction certainly was not with our interagency counterparts, but the low profile by the american government and the u.s. military in that environment at the time, we were not deploying our forces. there was no marine
to the worldwide united states was trying to remove gaddafi. he said "the world watches events unfold in libya with hope and alarm. protests demanded universal rights. in a government that responds to them. they were met with an eye and. gaddafi chose to pass a brutal suppressant. innocent civilians were beaten, imprisoned, and in some cases killed. " obama'smccain supported visit. he said "if he had not acted, history would have remembered qadhafi in the same breath as former yugoslavia. a source of international shame. " in an op-ed in april 2011, senator mccain wrote this, "the president was -- gaddafi finally met his ugly demise. he was an extremely dangerous tyrant. he supported international ,errorism during the 1980's including a bombing which claimed the lives of 270 innocent civilians. pursuedreportedly chemical, nuclear, and biological weapons. after gaddafi was killed, the new libyan government reportedly uncovered two tons of chemical weapons gaddafi had kept hidden from the world, yet armed and ready to use. we all know it dedicated and patriotic special envoy named christopher st
--- e to portray obama libya policy as a success. and the jihadists that killed our ambassador and three other civilians. and, c, far from being disamated, as the president claimed during the campaign and even after the september 11 violence in egypt and libya, al lied jihadist al in muslim countries. indeed they had been strengthened by the president's pro-islamist policies. the explosive emails that have surfaced thanks to the perseverance of judicial watch make explicit what has long been obvious. susan rice, the president's confident and ambassador to the strategically chosen to have appearances on five different television broadcasts the sunday after the massacre. she was coached about what to say by other members of the president's inner circle. one of the emails refers expressly to a, quote, prep call, unquote, that ambassador rice had with several administration officials on late saturday afternoon right before her sunday show appearances. the tangle webb of deception spun -- -- the tangle web of deception spun by the administration was to distance the white house and the preside
.s. intervention in libya. is torpose of the hearing examine political and economic challenges facing libya and whether policy changes made during the multilateral intervention may have contributed to these challenges. that is live today on c-span 3 and 9:30 this morning. coming up next, we will talk with rob bishop, chairman of the house natural resources subcommittee about who should control public land. then we will talk with a democratic congressman, member of the budget committee. we will be right back. >> almost 5000 students enter this year's student cam contest. we talked with the top prize winners about the documentary. all decidedwhere we that this was going to be our topic was one that was an article on fracking in our local newspaper. it said that fracking was happening two miles from our house. it is a national problem and a local problem. verythen on, we were passionate about the subject and it seemed obvious that that is what our subject should be. to life.s essential everyone requires food to live. i figured the fact that a lot of people do not know what is being done to our
. it was very clear. as it was to those in libya. that this was a complicated attack, it was well planned, had oordinated, it othing to do with the video. this article goes on. on sunday, september 16, rice told cbs' "face the nation," quote, based on the best information we have to date, what our assessment is, as of the present, is in fact what began spontaneously in benghazi as a reaction to what had transpired some hours earlier in cairo where, of course, as you know, there was a violent protest outside our embassy sparked by this hateful video. to the judicial watch documents -- that's unquote. the judicial watch documents confirm that c.i.a. talking points that were prepared for congress and may have been used by rice on "face the nation" and four additional sunday talk shows on september 16, had been heavily edited by then c.i.a. deputy director, according to one email. quote, the first draft apparently seemed unsuitable because they seemed to encourage the reader to infer incorrectly that the c.i.a. had warned about a specific attack on our embassy. on the sbts he noted that these poi
to libya and say it was a war. we were killing, but not dying. so that was not a war. ok, what i am saying is whistleblowers have the ability to avert a disastrous, hopeless, bloody war and not only that one. iraq could have been stopped that way by anyone of a thousand people who knew what we were getting into. not one of whom told the truth. nor did any -- actually, there were in that particular case, unlike vietnam, a couple of reporters, walter pincus and few others, some dissenters talking about the lack of evidence for wmd's. but the leaks, the top seek it -- the top secret leaks to judith miller and michael gordon that there were wmd's, that there were cylinders and dealings to get yellowcake for saddam, that was all over the front page of "the new york ," and that got us into the war. so the reporters in washington failed across the board on iraq in exactly the same way they had failed years before on vietnam. and the people in the government all failed to carry out their oath to the constitution all without any exception known to me except for a two anonymous ones. the government
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